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Examples of transferable skills from biochemistry

A training in biochemistry develops both good literacy and numeracy skills that are relevant to a wide range of careers.

Further, any course involving training in biochemistry will develop the key practical skills and technical competencies required to become a scientist in areas that include healthcare, industry and research. Biochemists learn how to apply advanced numerical skills and statistical analysis to solve problems involving biological data, and to write up findings accurately, clearly and concisely, in the appropriate style.

A training in biochemistry will also provide numerous opportunities to develop a broad range of transferable skills that are keenly sought after by potential employers, both within the bioscience sector and beyond. This broad range of skills has also enabled biochemistry graduates to progress successfully into wide-ranging careers in teaching, business and law.

Table 1, Examples of transferable skills.

This table has been taken from career resources produced by the Biochemical Society (Copyright Biochemical Society).


For more information regarding a career in Biochemistry, you can access the Biochemical Society Career Guide

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Biochemistry: the Molecules of Life

UEA (University of East Anglia)